On Friday April 23, 2004 at Computers, Freedom, Privacy
3:15 - 4:30 pm, Empire Ballroom
Plenary 12: Electronic Voting: The Great Paper Trail Debate
If your next vote is cast on a touch screen voting machine, how will you know that it was counted correctly? Many computer scientists and public interest groups argue that voter verified paper ballots are a necessary check for the integrity of our elections. Opponents of voter verified paper ballots counter that they unnecessarily complicate the voting process, add needless expenses, and make providing access for the disabled more difficult, without really improving the integrity of elections.